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The Campus Creek specialization studio presented their design proposal during an open-house style review on Monday, December 15 
Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
MONDAY MEMO 12.22.14

To the LARCP faculty and staff and our friends who receive the Monday Memo -


Thank you for a year full of wonderful accomplishments. It is a joy to work with creative and passionate people who care deeply about our students and your chosen professions. It is exciting to think about all of the opportunities that await us in 2015. I wish each of you warm and restful holidays.


The LARCP office will be closed December 24 - January 5. 

Rachel and Jody will be back in the office on January 5. Stephanie will return on January 7. Courtney will be in on January 7 and 9 to wrap up her projects (see below for her exciting news). 


In the spirit of the holidays, let's give one another a gift of something to enjoy. If you are inclined (to share what you appreciate or just to humor Stephanie), please provide a link to a website, news feed, jpeg, mpg or other digital creation (or a file that is under 5 MB for Courtney to link) that inspires you along with 2-3 sentences about why you make time to enjoy it. Send your info to Courtney by the January 9 and we'll include the list in the next week's MM and SC. 


Grades for fall 2014 are due by noon Tues., Dec. 23. Deadline to copy grades from KSOL Classic or Canvas to iSIS is 11 a.m. Tues., Dec. 23. 


Faculty Annual Evaluations are due January 14, 2015. 2014 Evaluation Forms will be in faculty KSOL folders by Monday, Dec 22. Please let Stephanie know if you have any questions.


The Updated Canvas Training offers good preparation for our January faculty workshop on Canvas. Signup now to ensure that you have a spot in any of the three sessions appropriate for you. To find the dates and times for upcoming training visit Faculty and staff wanting to get a head start can check out the Quick Start Guide here.


There will not be a Monday Memo on December 29 due to the holidays. The next Monday Memo will be sent on January 5, after the New Year.

Read about the impact of LARCP engagement in the Center for Engagement and Community Development Engagement Benchmarking Report. Thank you to all who completed the benchmarking survey!

Dr. Huston Gibson has been reappointed as an At-Large Representative on the KS-APA Executive Board.

Courtney Boman, Communications and Events Coordinator, has accepted a new position as a Marketing Account Manager with Imagemakers. Congratulations to Courtney on her success! 

LARCP students studying abroad during Spring 2015 just received a remarkable number and amount of scholarship suport from the Office of International Programs:
Allison Balderston, MLA, Orvieto, Italy, $5,000 Gross Discovery Scholarship
Lauren Heermann, MLA, Orvieto, Italy, $5,000 Gross Discovery Scholarship
Wesley Moore, MLA, DIS, $1,200 Global Education Initiative and $500 Veronica Bonebrake Scholarship
Phillip Martinez, MRCP, University of Pretoria, South Africa, $500 Global Education Initiative and $300 Vernon Larson Scholarship
Holiday Greetings we've received from friends include:

Abstracts for The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) conference 
are due February 13.Click here for more information.


Abstracts for the 9th IALE World Congress, which will take place July 5-10 in Portland, OR, is February 2. Click here 

for more information.


For ASLA members interested in social justice: Design Workshop's Kurt Culbertson and Kathleen King convened a panel discussion at the 2014 ASLA Annual Meeting concerning the topic of environmental justice and landscape architecture.  The session was titled "Social Justice: The New Green Infrastructure" and also included Anne Spirn, Randy Hester, and Diane Jones. Many session attendees and others interested in the topic have reached out to the panel for follow-up discussions and concerns about ASLA's interest in issues of social and environmental justice. As a result of all the enthusiasm for this topic, they are petitioning the ASLA Executive Committee for the establishment of an Environmental Justice Professional Practice Network. You may read the draft petition here. Please email and 

if you would like your name added to the petition.
Jan 29
5:30-7 pm,
City Commission Room



23 Grades due 




14 Faculty Annual Evaluations due


14 Special topic faculty meetings:


10:00 am ASLA Awards Review


1:00 pm CANVAS workshop


3:00 pm MRCP transfer students' curriculum


15 LARCP faculty meeting,

see 12-11-14 agenda for topics


20 Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, Planning in the 21st Century - What's Next, 4 pm, K-State Union Forum Hall


29 Matthew Urbanski Ekdahl Lecture




3 APDesign McElwee Faculty Teaching Award Nomination Deadline

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Manhattan, KS 66505